Anonymous
I got a cut in my hand and the second day i think some blood come on it
Because someone take my phone to fix it for me and than i touch
I m not sure if some blood come on my phone but still worried
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Anonymous
Hi there, thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for HIV and AIDS related information.

The simple answer to your question is no, you are not at risk for HIV whatsoever. The reason for this is as follows: Firstly the virus dies immediately upon being exposed to the air, so if you were to come into contact with any HIV positive blood in the situation you described, any HIV virus would be dead and unable to transmit. Secondly, the virus cannot be transmitted through a small superficial cut on the hand. As soon as we cut our skin the body begins to heal immediately and creates barriers that prevent viruses from entering the blood stream. The HIV virus is actually a very hard virus to transmit, and transmission only really occurs as a result of certain sexual activities, injection drug use, or mother-to-child transmission.

I hope that answers your question. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us again.

In health,

Arne, AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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